1111 Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureaus
Program Descriptions


The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau ensures that only qualified applicants receive licenses to operate cemeteries, crematories or funeral establishments, or act as funeral directors, embalmers, apprentice embalmers, cremated remains disposers, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery brokers, or salespeople. The Bureau also ensures that licensees comply with applicable rules and regulations concerning the management of trust funds, permanence of mausoleums and columbariums, and the proper handling of human remains.

Effective July, 2016, the Bureau's two funds, the Cemetery Fund, and the State Funeral Directors and Embalmers Fund, have been combined into the Cemetery and Funeral Fund pursuant to Chapter 395, Statutes of 2015 (AB 180, Bonilla).